Crispy Chicken

This is one of my favorite weekday recipes it’s fast, easy, and you can make a large batch because they store and reheat well. Have you every gone to a Chinese restaurant and had General Tsos or Sesame Chicken? Well this isn’t exactly like that because we don’t deep fry the chicken but this is the same batter they use to make the chicken so crispy. One of my favorite things to do is dip the chicken in different types of mustard or toss it with some hot sauce.

Buffalo Kidney Walk 2014

We are just a week away from this years Kidney Walk in Buffalo! I know I know it’s a bit late to be writing about this but hey look on the bright side, last year I waited until the day before to write anything. See? Improvement!  I will be doing my part by walking again this year and by raising money for the fundraiser. This year I want to talk about why it is important to donate to the Kidney Walk.

Summer Tip: Ice Cream Substitute

It’s hot. If you are anything like me all you want is a large glass of Ice Tea or even better Ice Cream, but we both know that we shouldn’t. The more fluid we put on before treatment is more fluid that we have to carry and that our hearts have to deal with. Then we have even more to take off during treatment and that leads to cramping and low blood pressure.  So what are we to do? Well I stumbled on an interesting solution that not only cooled me down, slaked my thirst, and proved to be a […]

Cajun Chicken

Way back on Mardi Gras I tried to make a Cajun chicken pasta. I pretty much followed the standard recipe and the only things I changed is that I omitted salt, butter, and heavy cream. Yeah, it kind of turns out that those are the three things that make Cajun chicken pasta amazing. Last weekend it hit me that the chicken itself tasted fine it was the sauce that was horrid. Don’t ever try to use Almond Milk as a replacement for heavy cream in savory recipes, it just sucks. This time around I just decided to make the chicken and then put […]

Cajun Seasoning

Cajun Seasoning is another one of my favorite spice mixtures, I will end up using it on anything from chicken, to fish, to my morning eggs.

 

Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.”

I am tired. I am tired of being tired, tired of laying around the house, and I am most certainly sick and tired of dying. So its the new year, huh? This is where most bloggers would make there resolutions. Well…this is what I think about new years resolutions.

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Homemade Lemonade

It seems “taking a break to recover from having a tooth removed” really means “work your butt off and put out even MORE recipes!”

This is one of my all time favorite drinks. Yes Its a little high on the sugar side but hey, I’m not diabetic. If you are then MAYBE you can use splenda. I have no idea. I may experiemt and get back to you with a low suagr version one day. But not before I make homemade ~SPOILER ALERT~ Ginger-ale. Yup, you heard me. I learned how to make Ginger-ale soda from a friend of mine. But enough talk about things to come, for now we make lemony goodness!

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The Basics: White Bread

Though I am still out of it while recovering from my pulled tooth I had an idea. When I posted the “Basics” yesterday it occurred to me that I do a lot of things every day that I take for granted. For example, I was making bread for the week. This is something I do all the time. Its nothing special to me really. But it got me thinking; this is exactly the kind of thing I should be sharing! So here is my go to bread. Since the bread in the store is loaded with sodium and other crap that we just don’t need I set out to make a renal friendly white bread for sandwiches. I have been eating this bread for almost a year now. Hope you enjoy it!

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The Basics: Omelets

While I am off healing I thought I would touch on something really basic; an Omelet. Why? Well I don’t know about you but I seem to eat one of these things for breakfast almost every morning. For most of us this is a safe, everyday, option. So I thought why not take a minute, or thirty, to learn about how to “do it right.” So here is my food hero, A. B., to show you how its done. Remember; we are on a renal diet. I am not saying that everything he is going to show you is good for you. Use your own commonsense. I just want you to understand the basics and the technique behind this awesome eggy goodness.

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Tooth Break

Well it seems that I have to take a short break. I had a tooth pulled, all part of me getting on a transplant list, and until its healed no testing recipes for me. That’s right folks, I said I would not share a recipe with you unless I have made it and tried it myself. I am not a recipe re-posting website….usually. Sometimes there is something I enjoy so much from another website that I just have to share.

Check out the links section while I am recovering. I have added a few new recipe websites and a few new blogs.

Happy cooking,
-Chris

Vinegar BBQ Sauce

This recipe post is dedicated to drgirlfriend of the IHateDialysis forum. Let’s hope she likes it. :S

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Recipe Cards are here!

That’s right, we now have download-able recipe cards! You will find the link for these cards between the cooking directions and the nutrition. Just to make sure you couldn’t miss it we put this icon recipe_icon above the link so you could easily locate it. The icon is also a link to the recipe’s card.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t always like to have my laptop near me when I’m cooking. This way you can print off your favorite recipe and keep it pinned up somewhere out of the way while you cook!

Happy Cooking Everyone!
-Chris

Zucchini Bread

This is one of my all time favorite holiday desserts. When I was a kid my next door neighbor would make us two of these around the holidays. I never understood why my mother would freeze the second one. The first one would never last that long. Though her’s were always baked in a bread pan so when they came to us they looked like tinfoil wrapped bricks, tasty, tasty bricks. Now a days I prefer mine in more of a coffee cake style. That and I am obsessed with my bunt pan. I didn’t add any nuts to this recipe because not only can they be a little harmful to us I just never had them in this growing up.

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Still hanging on

Don’t worry I am still here. Things have been super chaotic the last couple of months. I seem to have my health in check and the house is finally a house again instead of a place I just stay and store my junk. The wife passed her final exams and will be graduating with her Masters degree in History next month so that is another burden off of both of our shoulders. What do you mean I didn’t do anything? You obviously have not been married to someone who is in graduate school. You end up helping them with all sorts of things so they can study and not stress out. Still working on getting on the transplant list but I have a few cavities to deal with first.

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Spicy Apple Sauce

This is a recipe that a friend of mine gave me at the dialysis clinic. 

So I hope you enjoy this. Please, tell me what you think of the recipe or the site. in the comments section below. Feedback is the only way I can make this blog better. So if you don’t like something, tell me instead of leaving.

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